Collin Miller is an artist and Bladesmith, specializing in mythic and historical European weapons with exquisite pattern welding, balance, ornamentation, and proportion. Everything he creates is forged and finished with pride in his home state of Missouri.
Every blade he makes is crafted to the best of his ability, whether it’s a simple working knife, fighting knife, historical recreation, or elaborate art piece, they are all heirloom quality artifacts. Guaranteed to last not only your life, but to stand the test of time and be handed down for generation after generation to be used and admired by those to come, as part of your legacy.
In a world of cheap, mass produced products, made only for profit with no thought to lasting, handmade quality, it is Collin’s journey to create weapons, tools, and art. Not only for profit, or temporary use; but to craft things that will benefit those who come long after he is gone. When you purchase something Collin has forged, you are investing in the future, because the sweetness of quality is remembered long after the bitterness of cost is forgotten.
David “Madmonkey” Rende is a fabrication specialist with a production resume spanning 25 years on both domestic and international filmed projects as well as live venues.
Groomed in Practical Special Effects department, where every day is build something that doesn’t yet exist-but also perform something “impossible” with it. This has led to a unique knowledge of fabrication from historical art methods to modern high strength super materials, also occasionally dipping into work within stunt department as Choreo, Safety, Suit tec, or physical performer/bullwhip, stiltwalking, knifethrowing, gunspinning coach adds to his ability to build objects that exceed the users expectation in movement and visual uniqueness with an unmatched durability.
In the spaces in between production gigs you can often find David camping or exploring while continuously designing high concept high expectation custom martial arts equipment, rigs and kit for other SPFX artists,puppet frames, assault mods for prosthetic limbs, jewelry, and product prototypes while possibly simultaneously performing a denture repair in trade for rabbit stew.